As I’ve attested many times before, I’m most definitely a beauty novice {apparently no matter how many lessons I get!}. But with my trip to Greece top of mind, I’m definitely looking for ways to look lovely without having to haul 20lbs of make-up half way across the world! Like I’m sure many of you do, I jump at any chance to get tips straight from the pros. So when MAKE UP FOR EVER invited me out to New York to collaborate with their Creative Director on a makeup look designed specifically for me…let’s just say I couldn’t have gotten on that plane fast enough!

This challenge was a really fun one: pick one of my favorite iconic style inspirations and then work with MAKE UP FOR EVER to create both the makeup and an outfit that epitomized my inspiration. I think I’m going to leave you guessing about who my inspiration was, but I thought I’d share a few sneak peeks of the adventure to whet your whistle! Does this give you any clues as to who my style icon might be?


While working with a makeup artist can often be scary {I’m sure you can relate to the bad mall makeup we’ve ALL had applied at least once in our lives}, I was thrilled with my final MAKE UP FOR EVER look. Not only did it feel flattering, effortless and actually totally me {just better!}, it also wasn’t that complicated! I think I really could replicate it at home.


That was due in large part to some of MAKE UP FOR EVER’s ingenious products. My favorite was probably their all new Aqua Matic glide-on eye shadow pencil. That baby was foolproof and made doing up my eye totally effortless. The best insider tip I got was about MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Mist & Fix. You know how you’ll look all fab when you walk out the door in the morning, but by 2pm, you look like you never bothered to put makeup on at all? Their totally lightweight moisturizing mist actually sets your makeup so you still look fresh, even as you head out for happy hour! And it seriously did work. I rocked my makeup when the husband and I went out to dinner in NYC after my shoot, no touch ups required. So sold.


These are just a couple of the many tip & tricks that I’m going to get to share with you – IN A VIDEO – quite soon! But that is to come. In the meantime, here’s a little sneak peek of my final make-up look!!

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Hope you’re as excited as I am to see the entire transformation in real time!


This post is in partnership with Style Coalition for MAKE UP FOR EVER. Thanks for supporting posts that keep Apartment 34’s doors open!

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    1. Indeed it is! I’m a bit of an Everlane addict 🙂

  1. you look great! i need to do this! i usually only wear eye makeup but im sure the rest of my face could use a little love. xo jillian